9 hours of lectures on relevant topics:
- Pain science
- Philosophy and dispositionalism in healthcare
- Motivational Interviewing
- Laryngeal anatomy
- Red flags, and clinical considerations
- Placebo and nocebo
- Designing a multidisciplinary plan for Globus
An introduction, discussion and theory session looking at the current evidence base for touch-based therapy, client/patient interaction models, current evidence base comparing manual therapy roles within a multidisciplinary setting, Vocal Health and the historic narratives of Myofascial Release and Vocal Massage.
**NOTE: If you have done the VOCAL HEALTH FIRST AID course with Vocal Health Education, then you do not have to do Module 1**
This is a two-day introduction to touch, your body mechanics, and the intention of a healing touch. Very often, massage therapists are not taught the basics of how to stand, sit and treat a client so as not to injure themselves over time with repetitive strain injuries. Stephen and the team can administer up to 16 treatments a day, so they can guide you to put into practise ideal and sustainable body mechanics.
This day also introduces you to a touch-based modality if you haven’t already qualified as a therapist by exploring muscular based ideas and skin-based interactions.
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol, body mechanics and making your job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.
Afternoon: Understanding the integration of Myofascial Release, hand positions and exploring this touch-based modality.
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol (cont’d), body mechanics and making your job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.
Afternoon: Clinic observation, seeing the work in action.
Morning: Tools and instrument assisted learning, including use of a Dycem, liquid chalk, IASTM, Tok Sen and LLLT.
Afternoon: Treatment planning and swapping, whilst supervised by a VOICE CARE CENTRE practitioner.
Morning: Written exam questions exploring treatment, modality, history of treatments, pathology and treatment plans.
Afternoon: Final assessed treatment given to your teacher and Q&A.
Morning: Revision of the initial course material.
Afternoon: Examining accurate history taking and how this can inform what singing/elite speech exercises we give for the professional voice user.
Morning: Advanced soft tissue manipulative techniques for the floor of the mouth/ base of tongue and the larynx itself.
Afternoon: The current literature and multidisciplinary treatment protocol for Singers Acid Reflux (LPR).
Morning: Advanced vocal health/pathology seminar and getting to ‘yes’ through the quagmire of primary and secondary diagnoses.
Afternoon: Practical applications of the advanced techniques and Acid reflux protocol.